Exhibitions & Showcases
The Chapel Gallery provides around twenty exhibitions and showcases each year. Our current programme of exhibitions is below.
Visitors travel from far and wide to find perfect gifts for Christmas at the Chapel Gallery. Choose from an amazing selection of contemporary craft provided by some of the very best UK based designers.
Objects of Desire 2012: 24 Nov 2012 - 12 Jan 2013
There are collections of exquisite jewellery, glass, ceramics and textiles. Not to mention print, illustration and innovative lighting. Explore the gallery to find quirky surprises you’ll love!
Exhibiting artists: Petal Anderson, Claire Armitage, Colette Bain, Mikaela Black, Kate Bufton, Sue Bulmer, Laura-Kate Chapman, Wayne Charmer, Helen Chatterton, Amanda Cox, Laura Creer, Rachel Foxwell, Michelle Freemantle, Ruth Green, Sharyn Dunn, Jo Hill, Tania Holland, Sue Jackson, Linda Lovatt, Tara McIntosh, J.C. Middlebrook, Ria Poynton, Caroline Pratt, Jo Scholar, Helaina Sharpley, Kirsty Shaw, Louise Taylor, Emily Thatcher, Julia Thompson, Lisa Waldman, Penny Warren and Sarah Wilkie.
Playing with Shadows: 19 January - 9 March 2013
This is a richly atmospheric exhibition exploring the way in which artists exploit and emphasise light and shadow in the creation of their work.
Visitors to this group show will experience the passage of time marked by the changing character of skewed shadows, the illusion of three-dimensions exaggerated through silhouette and unearthly figures emerging from the sinister gloom.
Exhibiting artists: Judith Alder, Shona Davies & Jon Klein & David Monaghan, Maggie Hargreaves, Anita Henderson, Libbi King & Vicki King, Lisa Moore, Lisa Peachey, Martin Ridgwell, Wayne Robinson, David Stanley and Fiona Thompson.
Making It Two:16 March - 27 April 2013
During the Spring, visitors will find the Chapel Gallery transformed by three artists who have relocated their studios - paints, posters, pot-plants and all - and have taken over the main exhibition space.
The artists: Julie James-Turner, who works with textiles, Angie Thompson, an illustrator and Louise Wood who works in 3D ceramics will be in situ on specific days to chat about their inspirations and processes.
Visitors will be offered a real insight into the creative process, from the generation of an initial idea to its realisation, and will even be invited to contribute to an artwork themselves.
Sparkle and Spin: 4 May - 6 July 2013
Artist Paola McClure is well known for her strange alienlike creatures, handmade from vintage fabrics and second-hand clothing.
Although some of the work may have a dark edge, it is impossible to escape the sense of fun, and the joy of making, which is found in all the soft sculpture characters and large-scale installation pieces that form Sparkle and Spin.
Here is an imaginative playground that invites the visitor to explore, enquire and enjoy.
A National Touring Exhibition organised by 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.
West Lancashire OPEN Exhibition 2013:
20 July - 11 September 2013
This annual exhibition celebrates the wealth of artistic talent to be found in the region and across the UK. For established professional artists, through to students and amateurs with ambition, this is an excellent opportunity to exhibit in the main space at the Chapel Gallery.
Here is an open in the true sense of the word - open to all, any media, subject or level of experience. It’s a richly diverse exhibition with something for all to appreciate.
Entry Forms will be available from May 2013. To request one, please email: email@example.com with your name and postal address.
You can also download the Open Exhibition Entry Form 2013